News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
ATLANTA (AP) - The second round of Democratic presidential debates will have some fascinating faceoffs. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will get a debate rematch after their tense exchanges in June. The first night, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren will have their own round to argue their progressive visions. The second debates will take place July 30 and July 31 in Detroit. Sanders and Warren will be joined by several more moderate candidates. Biden and Harris will headline the second night.
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) - A dive team has located a sunken Navy warship off the coast of Maine. The Navy initially classified the sinking of the USS Eagle PE-56 on April 23, 1945, as being caused by a boiler explosion. But the Navy later determined it had been sunk by a German submarine. A dive team found the sunken wreck last summer and documented it for the Smithsonian Channel. Experts involved in the search announced the find this week.
BOSTON (AP) - A former employee of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak in 2012 has been sentenced to two years of probation for working as an unlicensed pharmacy technician. Federal prosecutors say Scott Connolly of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, was unlicensed when he was hired at the New England Compounding Center. Officials say he used a supervisor's information so that he could fill orders. Officials say supervising pharmacists knew he was unlicensed. He pleaded guilty to fraud.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Supreme Court is set to rule on whether a state committee erred when it rejected a controversial project that would have brought hydropower from Canada to markets in southern New England. Last year, the state's Site Evaluation Committee denied a proposal for the Northern Pass project over concerns from communities and environmentalists that it would harm the region's tourism industry and hurt property values.
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